November 1, 2007
I LOVE a luscious bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. Maybe you do, too. But beware of soups in restaurants and on grocery shelves, because most commercially prepared soups have huge amounts of sodium. Some pack a wallop of fat as well. As much as I know about nutrition, I fell for this trap on the first sort of chilly day this month. I hadn't brought my lunch to work like I normally do and, since it was rainy and cold, I decided to hit a nearby Cosi restaurant. I thought that would be a smart choice - a place where I could get a nice, nutritious bowl of soup accompanied by their delicious hot bread.
April 11, 2013
Makes about 18 cookies 3/4 cup schmaltz, well chilled or frozen 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 11/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking) 2/3 cup dried cherries 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Cut the schmaltz into chunks and put it, along with both sugars, into the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle.
March 29, 2012
2 pounds baby or fingerling potatoes ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved Grated zest of 2 lemons 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1. Put the potatoes in an 8-quart pot with...
November 23, 2011 |
A reader lamented that she had never been able to find a vegetable soup that comes close to Coral Tree Cafe's in Southern California . "I know they must have a secret ingredient in there that gives it that extra something special! With fall here, I would love to make this soup at home," wrote the reader. Coral Tree Cafe was happy to share its vegetable soup recipe, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! Coral Tree Cafe Vegetable Soup Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tablespoons oil 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced onions 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 3/4 cup pearl barley 1 quart vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups prepared marinara sauce 2 cups quartered mushrooms 2 cups diced zucchini Salt and pepper 1. Heat a medium, heavy-bottom pot over medium heat until hot. Add the oil, then add the carrots, onions, bell pepper, thyme, and barley.
September 30, 2010 |
On the Bravo kitchen-competition series Top Chef , the cheftestants are charged with creating cutting-edge food on the spur of the moment. Two weeks after his win on Season 7, Kevin Sbraga had us out to his real kitchen - in the childhood Willingboro home he shares with his pastry-chef wife, Jesmary, daughter Jenae, 5, and newborn son Angelo. Mealtime at the Sbragas' place is nothing fancy, and the Top Chef, 31, cooks on an electric stovetop. One of his favorite dishes is a one-pot creation of steamed clams and Italian sausage on top of chickpeas, perfect for Sunday after church.
April 5, 2012 |
Vegetable cooking spray 2 medium-size onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 medium-size carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup curly-leaf parsley leaves 3 pounds skinless salmon, cut into 2-inch pieces 3 large eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup sugar, or to taste 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, or to taste ...
May 2, 2013
Makes 6 servings 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon coriander 2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 carrots, large dice ...
October 21, 2004 |
Cooler temperatures, a crisp edge to the air, and changing colors in the landscape all say, "Autumn's here. " Appetites lean toward more substantial dishes, including warming soups, to fortify us for the winter months ahead. The autumn soup recipes that follow use the late season's bounty and the abundance of cool-weather crops during fall harvest. A homemade vegetable broth gives these meatless soups excellent flavor and body. If necessary, however, they can be made with store-bought broth or water.
November 6, 2002 |
Fast-food customers have been deluged with new menu items promising better value and, in some cases, fewer calories and less fat. So that you won't have to try a dozen things just to find one or two winners, we did the sampling for you. Here are our recommendations for the best-tasting new fast foods. Many are virtuous, but we've also included a few splurges along with ways to minimize the damage to your waistline. Controlling some condiments - or omitting them altogether - expands your options if you want to eat lean.
September 22, 2011 |
You can whip up a quick Southwestern dinner without all the fat found in tacos and burritos by making quesadillas. Though quesadillas usually are served as an appetizer, these are large and filling enough for supper. Jicama, a root vegetable with a thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh, can be served raw or cooked; both ways retain its crisp water chestnut-like texture. If jicama is hard to find, sub a green salad in the meal. Quick Quesadillas Makes 2 servings 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1/2 cup drained, sliced canned pimento 1/2 cup rinsed and drained canned pinto beans Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 8-inch flour tortillas 1/2 cup diced low-fat ham 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1. Puree garlic, onion, pimento, and beans in a food processor.